Without Borders or Limits: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Anarchist Studies

This collection of articles contains the English contributions to the 4th Austrian Students’ Conference of Linguistics (Österreichische Studierenden-Konferenz der Linguistik, ÖSKL), which was held in November 2011 at the University of Innsbruck. With this collection, the editors want to make the insights and the knowledge presented at the 4th ÖSKL available in written format to a wider public.

The contributions present in this collection are excerpts from PhD as well as diploma theses and seminar papers. The fifteen papers collected in this volume are very diverse, as are the authors themselves, who come from nine different countries, from Portugal in the West, Iran in the East and Norway in the North.

The papers come from a variety of linguistic subdisciplines. Besides a strong focus on syntax, cognitive and historical linguistics, there are papers exploring pragmatics, foreign language acquisition, phonology and sociolinguistics.

This volume of collected essays brings together conversations, papers, and debates from the Third Annual North American Anarchist Studies Network Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nathan Jun and Jorell A. Meléndez aspire to go beyond a simple collection of papers and instead aim to maintain a dialogue among different academic fields with the sole task of comprehending and re-thinking anarchist studies.

With over twenty-one chapters written by a diverse range of activists, organizers, musicians, artists, poets, and academics, this book transgresses the apparent simplicity of the study of anarchism with a dynamic and interdisciplinary approach that crystallizes and emulates the heterogeneous nature of the anarchist ideal. From theory and philosophy to historical analyses, methodologies, and perspectives, from different manifestations in the arts, media, and culture to religion, ethics, and spirituality, from the intersectionality of animal liberation and queer struggles to contemporary praxis and organizing, the authors explore different topics from a critical perspective that is often lacking in their respective academic fields. This book is a must-buy for critical teachers, students, and activists interested in studying anarchism and the different ways in which we can transform our reality.

Jorell A. Meléndez Badillo is the author of Voces libertarias: Los orígenes del anarquismo en Puerto Rico (2013) and is one of the founding members of the Colectivo Autónomo C.C.C. He is a teacher and radical historian by trade and has been an active member of his local punk community for more than a decade.

Nathan J. Jun is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and coordinator of the Pphilosophy program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the author of Anarchism and Political Modernity (2011) and the co-editor of Deleuze and Ethics (with Daniel W. Smith, 2011) and New Perspectives on Anarchism (with Shane Wahl, 2009).

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ISBN: 1-4438-4768-2

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-4768-1

Release Date: 5th August 2013

Pages: 325

Price: £49.99